Automotive engineering hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years. Automation has sped up production but for the most part, manufacturing techniques and advances have left the automotive industry in the metaphorical dust. New technologies, like 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding can help to move the automotive industry into the 21st century.
More manufacturers are turning toward vocational training and apprenticeship programs to help close the skills gap. According to The Huffington Post, a wide variety of apprenticeship programs focus on construction and manufacturing, creating a largely untapped resource of new skilled labor that manufacturers could easily access.
In manufacturing and logistics, the driver shortage has been one of the most intriguing and evolving topics to follow. However, manufacturing faces another shortage, the shortage on the plant floor. According to Polytron, the manufacturing skills gap is estimated to grow to 3.5 million unfilled manufacturing jobs in the next 10 years, up from previous estimates of 2 million vacancies.
The manufacturing skills gap, which we first defined here, is a real threat to the future of the U.S. economy. More skilled workers are retiring than ever before, up to 10,000 baby boomers daily. As a result, the manufacturing industry will face a shortage of nearly 3.5 million jobs within the next few years explains Deloitte, and the problem will only get worse from there.
Approximately 60 percent of today’s unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
With the release of the May 8, 2015 Jobs Report, many businesses and employees within the manufacturing industry have grown concerned. According to the report, the average number of total US manufacturing jobs in the United States changed very little since April.
Originally appeared on the SDI Clarity Blog, authored by Jeremy Erard. SDI Clarity is a a professional services firm specializing in innovation in the areas of Strategy, Demand Generation, Learning, Talent Development, and Organizational Change. You can learn more about their products and services here.
A new Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the US manufacturing industry and what actions manufacturing companies can take to address how this lack of talent pool of skills for manufacturing jobs impedes growth.
As a football fan you may have expected an exciting and nail biting Super Bowl. But that was not the case. Although the Super Bowl may have been a lot less exciting than most had expected from the #1 Offense in the Denver Broncos and the #1 Defense in the Seattle Seahawks. However, there is a more exciting event to watch: The Current State of American Manufacturing.
Today we came across a great manufacturing infographic that touts the importance of manufacturing to America and the economy we feel many would love to see. It aligns well with the goals of Cerasis as a company and what we are aiming to achieve with our blog.